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29 breathtaking photographs of the human race

Found this on social media thought to share i cried while looking at this pictures. You know we could all make the World a better place if only we try. “I’m fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.” A boy rescues his sister from underneath …

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December
2014
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A Photo Essay of The Beautiful Island of Mauritius

Here is yet another travel photo essay from Savannah Grace, this time from her trip to Mauritius. When Savannah was a young girl, her and her family went on a crazy family vacation that ended up lasting 4 years, and taking them through 98 countries. She has now started writing about her epic adventures, and has …

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December
2014
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Best places to visit in Botswana

Beautiful Botswana – a land of untamed wilderness, spectacular landscapes and dramatic natural contrast, from the endless stretches of Kalahari Desert and the shimmering salt pans of Makgadikgadi, to the Okavango Delta’s labyrinth of waterways, carpeted with lilies and Chobe National Park with its abundance of wildlife. Botswana is sparsely populated and yet culturally diverse …

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December
2014

Largest collection of black serpentine stone in the world: Chapungu Sculpture Park, Zimbabwe

Founded by Roy Guthrie, as African Art Promotions Inc. in 1970, Chapungu Sculpture Park has pioneered the promotion of Zimbabwe Stone Sculpture (Shona Sculpture) and has built up the most important permanent collection of this work in existence.  From its humble beginnings as a small gallery in the capital city , Harare, to the 20 …

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December
2014
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LARGEST FIREWORKS IN THE WORLD, AFRICA!!!!

If you are searching for a destination to spend the yuletide season, Madeira is the perfect place to be. Madeira is an enchanting island in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Africa, and it is referred to as the “Pearl of the Atlantic” or “Green Pearl in the Ocean.” For one, it boasts of …

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December
2014

Fireworks in FUNCHAL – MADEIRA – Guinness World Record

Funchal, Madeira Island shows off, once again one of the most spectacular fireworks display in the world to celebrate the start of the New Year. This is 2009 you can’t imagine what 2014 will be like.

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December
2014
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RECIPE WEDNESDAY: Festive Cooking

Christmas is awesome! I say this because I look forward to it yearly. What’s not to look forward to, all the gifts, food, sales and the commercials that make your heart want to burst. Some of us spend time worrying about which gift we need to buy or our upcoming reunion trip to the family …

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December
2014

Travel in Groups

Traveling is more fun when you share the experience with others.

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December
2014

The concept behind Afro Tourism: An interview with WTM London

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December
2014

If The Fuel Price Is Dropping, Why Aren’t Ticket Prices? – By Travelstart

Travelstart attempting to answer the question: “If the fuel price is dropping, why aren’t ticket prices?”

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December
2014
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Recipe Wednesday: Creative Cooking

This week one of our foodie followers, Keji Shekete decided to share her spin on the Caruru recipe we featured three weeks ago!!! If you recall this dish is thought to have originated from Angola and was made famous in Brazil by African slave emigrants to the region. So Keji spent her Friday night putting …

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December
2014

WTM 2014 – Lekan Olujinmi interviews Afro Tourism

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November
2014
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Our Top 7 Romantic Weekend Getaways in Africa

What is more romantic than a stroll down a perfectly white beach with not a soul in sight and the waves crashing at your feet? Africans have a deep affinity for a love story. At many places in Africa (from restaurants to safari lodges) when the staff get wind of a honeymoon couple or a …

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November
2014
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Recipe Friday: Roosterbrood South Africa

Roosterbrood is a South African rural recipe that is a part of the long standing South African Sunday afternoon braai (grill) tradition. The tradition of eating a roosterbrood has passed down from generation to generation, therefore ingraining it in family recipes over the years. Since it is usually made on a barbeque grill, the smoky …

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November
2014
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Best Hotels in Africa: Readers’ Choice Awards

#10 TABLE BAY HOTEL 329 ROOMS Quay 6, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa The blue-roofed contemporary-Victorian hotel opened by Nelson Mandela is in “a great location,” connected to the Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre. Guest rooms offer water or mountain views, and all have maritime decor. The informal Conservatory serves tapas and has …

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November
2014
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A Night with the Maasai by Lisa Chavis

It’s not that a night spent in the bush of the Serengeti is any longer than a typical night somewhere else – but when your tent sandwiched between the Maasai village cows and a pride of hungry lions – it certainly seems that way. At first I wasn’t sure exactly why my eyes popped open. …

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November
2014

Travel Guide video – Destination Ethiopia!

A picture they say speaks a thousand words! Well a video speaks a million! This video Guide by Expoza Travel is spectacular !!!! Ethiopia is a mysterious, mountainous land in the Horn Of Africa and birthplace of Early Christianity.

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November
2014
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NEWSFLASH! Zambia/Zimbabwe ANNOUCES Uni-Visa!

Plans to implement a new uni-visa system at the borders of Zambia and Zimbabwe has been announced by Zambian foreign envoy, Ndiyoi Mutiti. Speaking in Harare during the commemorations of the 50th Independence anniversary of Zambia, Mutiti said the new visa (which will be called Kaza visa) will boost tourism in both countries. With this …

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November
2014
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Recipe Friday : Jollof Rice

It is pertinent to state that jollof rice is thought to have originated from the Wolof ethnic group in the Senegal/Gambia region of western Africa. However, it has since spread to other parts of West Africa, especially Nigeria where it is a major hit! This dish is so popular that most foodies swear by it …

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November
2014
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WIN AN IPHONE 6!

Hey! Got an interesting travel experience you want to share with us? AFRO TOURISM is offering you an early Christmas Gift! The all-new Apple iPhone 6 is up for grabs in our Spin-A-Yarn Writing Competition! How to win? Pretty easy. Tell us that interesting story from your travel experience to any AFRICAN destination. Simply share …

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November
2014
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The Afrotourist at WTM London 2014

Can you imagine missing your way to the ExCel Centre (Custom House) from Stratford and finding yourself at Arsenal Woolwich? Laugh out loud!! JJC (Johnny just come a Nigerian slang for newbie). Monday 3rd November was the first day of WTM London and the show was to start at 9:00 am. After my ordeal and …

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November
2014
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Recipe Friday: Caruru

Caruru is an Angolan dish made with shrimp, okra and other ingredients. It can be eaten as a main dish or accompanied by Funje (a Cassava Flour Porridge) or rice . This dish is of African origin, however it is more recognized as a Brazilian Portuguese dish which is believed to have been exported out …

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November
2014
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Recipe Friday: Couscous with lamb stew

Couscous is the National dish of Algeria and thought to have been created by the Berbers after the Carthaginians introduced semolina wheat in northern Africa. It is a pasta like dish made by sieving a mixture of water and coarse, grainy semolina wheat particles. It has a complicated technique to it, but you can always …

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